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jrnewmannGrouse Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2013


We were on vacation in the area and decided to climb a 14er while we were there. Originally the plan was to climb Uncompahgre after driving over engineer pass but we realized near Animas Forks that the drive would be too long, so I checked the map and found the Grouse Gulch trail. We parked near Animas Forks and began to climb quite steeply for several miles, topping out on a 13000+ foot ridge, before promptly dropping 800+ feet to meet up with the American Basin Trail to the top. I believe our overall elevation gain was about 4000 feet, and it felt like it, but this is not a difficult mountain to climb. We cruised right up the American Basin Trail after joining it and summitted before 10 AM. Visibility was remarkably good, especially considering the fires going on nearby, so I was overall extremely satisfied with my first Colorado Fourteener - it certainly won't be my last! Grouse Gulch is a poor and relentless trail but I recommend it if you are looking to add a little extra challenge to your hike, and appreciate some solitude in gorgeous country along the way, we didn't see a soul until we met the main trail.

Thanks for a great time Colorado!
Posted Jul 7, 2013 10:18 pm

s_tuning@msn.comNice Hike with my dog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2011


Very nice hike, Dog had a fantastic time playing in the lake. Wildflowers were in full bloom and the views were fantastic.
Posted Jan 19, 2013 4:27 pm

FletchNice day out...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011


with the wifey...
Posted Dec 28, 2012 3:41 pm

I like it on topAmerican Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2012

I like it on top

Took advantage of the lack of snow and had a great day for the beginning of November.
Posted Nov 5, 2012 8:22 am

milanWeekend in San Juans  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2009
There was awesome weather in Boulder and I was working on Saturday. At one moment, I looked out, smelled the autumn air and could not resist. I took my car, bought food, put my gear in and drove to Grizzly Gulch. The beauty was breathtaking, all aspens were golden.
Posted Oct 18, 2012 6:34 pm

cftbqAn easy one for last  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012


Took the American Basin route so my wife could come along. My 54th 14er, my daughter's 53rd. Gorgeous day, absolutely incredible views.
Posted Sep 17, 2012 4:05 pm

Alex WoodAmerican Basin Adventure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2012

Alex Wood

Left Flagstaff at 6pm to do this. We got into Silverton around 1:45am Colorado time. We went up the wrong 110 due to a lack of map and went up to Hurricane Pass (yikes!!). Finally got up to Cinnamon Pass and to the American Basin TH by 4:15am and then just decided to go for the summit at that point. Got to the top by 6:30am and took a nap with sleeping bags in the grassy summit till 10am. The road to American Basin from Silverton is gnarly and require 4wd. We used it mulitple times. Pretty area!
Posted Aug 12, 2012 1:59 am

HyadventureTriumph at Last..   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012


After being turned away last year by lightening at 13,600' I was anxious to conquer this litte bitch.. Via GG
Posted Jul 18, 2012 10:36 pm

Matt LemkeFrom Grizzly Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2012

Matt Lemke

Beautiful afternoon hike. I started at 2pm and had the summit all to myself with gorgeous clouds, lighting and conditions.
Posted Jun 15, 2012 12:02 pm

alpine345with Becky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 1993


Standard route from Amer. Basin
Posted May 17, 2012 5:21 pm

vsand55Easy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011


Hiked up with Sean and Johnny.
Posted May 11, 2012 9:24 am

letourneau41Handies  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2000
1st 14er
Posted May 8, 2012 1:48 pm

billscherzSpring Skiing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2012


Approached from Grouse Gulch. Got a summit ski descent all the way back to the truck.
Posted Apr 26, 2012 8:55 am

Trailboss88via American Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011


After making it to the creek crossing near the TH with some careful driving in my compact, I hiked up the easy trail to the summit. A cold storm was approaching from the south and I got snowed on about halfway down. Saw ptarmigan along the trail.
Posted Feb 27, 2012 4:49 pm

SarahThompson4x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2005


7/3/05 - East Ridge from Grizzly Gulch

11/3/07 - From Boulder Gulch. Climbed with two neighboring 13ers to the east (13,795 and "Campbell Creek Peak").

12/29/11 - Winter ascent of south ridge via Boulder Gulch from Cataract Gulch TH (winter closure).

1/24/15 - Winter ascent up Boulder Gulch again, this time via east ridge in slightly drier conditions. Traversed to UN 13,795 afterwards.
Posted Jan 2, 2012 9:45 pm

xpdaHandies  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2011


Posted Oct 29, 2011 1:04 pm

Ted EliasonVery scenic summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

Ted Eliason

Follow up after an Uncompahgre repeat. An easily obtained summit in good conditions with spectacular views of the grenadiers to the south.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 7:37 pm

Timothy PearlFirst SJ 14er.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

Timothy Pearl

Perfect morning outing up Grizzly side. Wildflowers going off! With Eric n Lily.
Posted Aug 8, 2011 11:22 am

zoomlocodirect  Sucess!


with philmont kids in 2002, we went straight up from the parking lot, probably class 2...san juans, the most beautiful CO range. would like to tag it again on the hardrock 100 soon...
Posted Jul 16, 2011 5:25 pm

REMFrom American Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 1981
Climbed with my Father
Posted Jun 6, 2011 10:40 pm

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